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South Byre

Hamsterley, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 11501)

  • South Byre - (Ref. 11501)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    I booked South Byre last minute due to family emergency. ...

    I booked South Byre last minute due to family emergency. I requested arrival on Thursday and was very thankful that was only charged for extra day unlike other places who add premium on. I was very grateful for this. I feel very comfortable in this cottage. It is very clean. To say it’s well stocked is an understatement. Once again piles of goodies left for me! I have never stayed anywhere else that does this. Lots of snow! Probably could of got out but not used to driving in snow/ice. The next day I took it slowly and managed no problem. I met Carole the owner this time and she was very helpful. If you like peace and quiet this place is fabulous. I had a problem with the heating which was sorted out very quickly. Someone had adjusted heating so was hot in middle of night and off when you needed it. Lovely warm cottage. Comfortable bed. Convenient for Bishop Auckland Hospital.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A converted barn in a lovely quiet location on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Hamsterley, five miles from the popular town of Bishop Auckland in County Durham.

Surrounded by rolling countryside and with rural views, this Hamsterley cottage provides a wonderful setting for a family get-together, holidays with friends, golfing holidays or to be used as a touring base for a quiet, relaxing break.

This Hamsterley cottage has been thoughtfully designed and decorated to offer comfortable, spacious accommodation with two bedrooms and a delightful sitting area with countryside views.

Outside, the cottage has an elevated patio and a lawned area, ideal for an evening drink after a busy day exploring County Durham.

Visit one of the many local attractions including Barnard Castle, High Force and Durham Cathedral.

Bishop Auckland with its own splendid prince bishop castle has fifteen golf courses within fifteen miles.

South Byre is also perfect for families wanting to visit Kynren, where there is an open air spectacular from July to September.

Only a few minutes’ drive away from Bishop Auckland, guests will find themselves at this magical event taking place over 12 acres of beautiful County Durham.

A little further afield are the delights of the Lake District or the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, or you can simply enjoy countryside walks from the doorstep.

This delightful Hamsterley cottage is perfect for a relaxing Northumberland break.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 2

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    1 x double bed, 1 x single bed


All ground floor: Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio to side with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and supermarkets 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

About the location


Barnard Castle 8 miles.

The village of Hamsterley sits on the brow of a hill between Teesdale and Weardale, on the edge of the North Pennines. Boasting an old village pub, where basic provisions can be purchased, the village is just two miles from Hamsterley Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which covers 2000 hectares of mixed woodland and has an abundance of wildlife. The Forest Visitor Centre, complete with tea rooms, provides visitors with a wealth of information on the many activities available in the forest, including splendid walking, cycling and horse riding trails to suit all levels of expertise. Cycling enthusiasts will be well catered for with the Hamsterley Forest mountain bike downhill trail which has some of the steepest slopes in the UK, together with miles of cross country routes. The forest runs alongside the Bedburn Beck for four miles, providing access to grassy picnic sites and a play area for children, and also stages a wide range of events and activities every summer, from wildlife watches to theatre performances, and the Dark Skies Events are coming to the forest, with introductions to astronomy from trained instructors. With Raby Castle nearby and the delightful market town of Barnard Castle, with its medieval castle ruins and delightful cobbled streets, just 8 miles away, this is an ideal holiday location. The ancient cathedral city of Durham is also close by and is host to a number of events throughout the year so it is well worth checking what you can see while you are in the area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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